Cuba frees eight more political prisoners, dissidents say

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Man walks near a sign with an image of Cuban President Raul Castro in HavanaBy Daniel Wallis and Rosa Tania Valdés HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba has freed eight more detainees, dissidents said on Thursday, as Havana begins to release 53 people the United States considers political prisoners as part of an agreement aimed at ending decades of hostility between the two nations. Including three detainees released on Wednesday, 11 prisoners have been liberated over the past 24 hours, political opposition groups on the communist-led island said. All but three of them are members of the dissident Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU). …